3.1 Dynamics of Condensed Phase Molecular Systems

Project coordinators: E. T. J. Nibbering, O. Kornilov

Recent Highlights

How x-ray cross sections connect to metal-ligand electronic structure

A joint experimental and theoretical study by scientists from the HZB-BESSYII, Uppsala University, MBI, the University of Manchester at Harwell, SLAC and LBNL, shows how absolute x-ray absorption cross sections of L-edges of MnII(acac)2 and MnIII(acac)3 complexes connect to electronic structure.

One sentence summary:
Probing the frontier orbitals of Mn-oxo-ligand complexes with soft-x-ray L-edge spectroscopy in transmission mode with a liquid flatjet, provides direct insight into electronic structure of these model systems for the Mn-oxide clusters in Photosystem II.

External funding by:
German Science Foundation (DFG) Project Nr. DFG - NI 492/11-1 .
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